Guilty of First Degree Murder

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Philadelphia, July 28, 2010:   Today a jury found 35-year old Eric Deshann Floyd and 41-year old Levon T. Warner both guilty of First Degree Murder and other related offenses in the shooting death of Philadelphia Police Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski. 

Sgt. Liczbinski was killed on May 3, 2008 during a robbery at a Bank of America branch inside a Port Richmond grocery store.  Floyd and Warner, along with 34 year old Howard Cain were fleeing from the robbery when Sgt. Liczbinski attempted to apprehend them.  Cain shot Sgt. Liczbinski multiple times with an assault weapon, killing Sgt. Liczbinski.  Cain was shot and killed by police trying to take him into custody shortly after he fled the scene of Sgt. Liczbinski’s murder. Warner, the accused getaway driver, and Floyd, who was charged with handing Cain the weapon, were later apprehended by police.

Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski was a 12-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police force. He was killed three days shy of his 40th birthday, leaving behind his wife Michelle and three children.

The penalty hearing for both Floyd and Warner will be determined later this afternoon.  That is when the jury will determine if they should be sentenced to death or spend the rest of their lives in prison for First Degree murder.  ADA Jude Conroy successfully prosecuted this case.


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